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Mirkka Suokas: Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 17.07.2019
Mirkka Suokas​, photo by Filipp Diatchenko​ Mirkka Suokas​, photo by Filipp Diatchenko​
Author:
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Mirkka Suokas. Body piece: Fertile, 2019. Ceramics, copper, cotton.. 12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm. Photo by: Kira Björklund. Mirkka Suokas
Body piece: Fertile, 2019
Ceramics, copper, cotton.
12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm
Photo by: Kira Björklund
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Intro
“Fertile” is a study digging into the age-old matter and trying to find one’s own role in it. This artwork is a result of a thorough investigation about the history of women’s fertility. The three-dimensional repetition in ceramic form touches the viewer with its pervasive essence.
/ Jenni Sokura, lecturer
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland.


The work Fertile discusses the biology of female fertility and the myths and beliefs associated with it and how these myths remain active even today. The work has got inspiration on how artifacts such as amulets and talismans have traditionally been associated with beliefs about improving fertility. Work aims at a suggestive representation of both the abundance and the flawed nature of female fertility.

The work consists of hundred abstract objects depicting female fertility, which can be assembled as different wearable wholes or portrayed as an installation representing a large mass or smaller groups. When the work is worn it brings out how would it be if we could see the female fertility on our bodies with its fragility and weight. The objects are quite heavy together which makes it difficult to move. It's uncomfortable and it gives a feeling of pressure that fertility has brought to the women over time and still today.

Name of graduation student: Mirkka Suokas
Name of the guiding teacher: Jenni Sokura


More work and contacts:
Email: mirkka.suokas@gmail.com
Website: www.mirkkasuokas.com
Instagram: mirkkasuokas

Find out more about the courses at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Mirkka Suokas. Body piece: Fertile, 2019. Ceramics, copper, cotton.. 12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm. Photo by: Kira Björklund. On body.. Mirkka Suokas
Body piece: Fertile, 2019
Ceramics, copper, cotton.
12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm
Photo by: Kira Björklund

On body.

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Mirkka Suokas. Body piece: Fertile, 2019. Ceramics, copper, cotton.. 12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm. Photo by: Kira Björklund. Alternative view.. Mirkka Suokas
Body piece: Fertile, 2019
Ceramics, copper, cotton.
12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm
Photo by: Kira Björklund

Alternative view.

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Mirkka Suokas. Body piece: Fertile, 2019. Ceramics, copper, cotton.. 12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm. Photo by: Kira Björklund. On body.. Mirkka Suokas
Body piece: Fertile, 2019
Ceramics, copper, cotton.
12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm
Photo by: Kira Björklund

On body.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Mirkka Suokas. Body piece: Fertile, 2019. Ceramics, copper, cotton.. 12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm. Photo by: Kira Björklund. On body.. Mirkka Suokas
Body piece: Fertile, 2019
Ceramics, copper, cotton.
12 x 13 x 10 cm; 18 x 9 x 12 cm; 20 x 13 x 11 cm
Photo by: Kira Björklund

On body.

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